Speaker Interview: Thomas Boussekey

Partitioning, back to the core   Thursday 11:50   Berlin

Twitter: @ThomasBoussekey LinkedIn: thomasboussekey Company website: www.decathlon.com

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

DBA since 17 years, I discovered PostgreSQL 5 years ago.

I appreciate working on it, thanks to its openness, quality of documentation and performance.

From my point of view, the liveliness and the kindness of the community are also good points for the database engine.

How do you engage with the PostgreSQL Community?

I try to spend time helping to promote PostgreSQL, I helped in organization of PG event in France, promoting the use of PostgreSQL into my company and speaking in conference.

Have you enjoyed previous pgconf.eu or FOSDEM conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

I will attend to my fourth PgConf.eu, and it will be my second occurrence as a speaker.

I also went to FOSDEM once, and It was a great event!

What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

My talk will speak about partitioning implementation for my main production database (using PostgreSQL 9.5) and dealing with evolution of partitioning on the latest versions of PostgreSQL.

I wanted to test these improvements, to improve my production database model, in order to face the challenge the production will have to face in terms of number of records and response time.

What is the audience for your talk?

People concerned about production implementation, or curious about partitioning.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have?

Not much, but some knowledge about partitioning in PostgreSQL would be interesting.

What is the one feature in PostgreSQL 11 which you like most?

Partitioning improvements.

Which other talk at this year’s conference would you like to see?

I will attend several talks, relying to my point of interest:

  • PostgreSQL 11 improvements
  • Performance
  • Partitioning
  • Replication , sharding and high availability